HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 c2054
40. Mr. McNEILL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has completed his consideration of the case for revision of the present scheme of insurance against war risks; and whether, in view of the diminution of risk of hostile attack by sea and the probability that within the next twelve months the risk from all kinds of hostile attack will be still further reduced, he can see his way to make some modification in the scheme for the benefit of policy holders who have to renew their insurance for a period of twelve months?


The question whether any modification can safely be made in the Government aircraft insurance scheme is being carefully studied, but it is not possible to make any statement at present.


Is it not possible to make a statement as to when the right hon. Gentleman can decide what is to be done now that premiums are being paid for the coming twelve months?


I cannot give a day.